03-14-2010, 12:43 AM #1
Firefighter lost in swift water rescue (Raleigh County, WV)
NOTE: An offer from the IADRS.org to provide technical support or assistance in the recovery of the lost firefighter was extended to the Raleigh County (WV) EOC via e-mail and the Bradley Volunteer Fire Dept by telephone.
I join many in sending my deepest sympathy to the family members, friends and co-workers of the lost fire fighter. WBR2/DRI/IADRS
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A massive search is underway in Raleigh County for a missing Kanawha County volunteer firefighter swept away in floodwaters early Saturday morning.
It happened in the Beaver area when a fire department boat capsized during a swift water rescue attempt. MetroNews has learned the Kanawha County firefighter was in Raleigh County as part of a mutual aid agreement.
Governor Joe Manchin said during a tour of the flooded areas Saturday the firefighter was a member of the Glasgow Volunteer Fire Dept.
The firefighter was attempting to rescue three people in swollen Beaver Creek when he was swept away. A Blackhawk helicopter is being used in the search.
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Last edited by BladesRobinson; 03-14-2010 at 12:55 PM.
03-14-2010, 12:54 PM #2
The search continues...
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